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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Peru declares emergency to stop protest over mine

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala declared a state of emergency late on Sunday to quell protests against Newmont Mining's $4.8bn Conga gold mine project.

More on Reuters

Newmont is a Global Compact participant since 2004/06/09

Saturday, December 10, 2011

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection requires DuPont to pay USD 725,000 fine, implement plan to address operational issues at Chambers Works Facility

The Department of Environmental Protection has reached an agreement with E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co. that requires the company to pay a fine of $725,000 and upgrade procedures for handling hazardous materials, and for routine and preventative maintenance at its Chambers Works facility in Salem County, Commissioner Bob Martin announced today.

More on the official New Jersey DEP press release.

DuPont is a Global Compact participant since 2001/05/10

Corruption claims over new "Pentagon" (Bouygues)

"JUDICIAL investigations are under way into possible corruption in relation to construction firm Bouygues winning the contract to build a new Ministry of Defence complex."

More on The Connexion.

French conglomerate Bouygues S.A., is a Global Compact participant since 2006, along with its Bouygues Construction subsidiary.

Report shows holes in Deutsche Telekom labour,human rights disclosure

A new report shows that Deutsche Telekom doesn’t deserve the A+ grade it’s given itself for corporate social responsibility (CSR), said UNI Global Union. The report, published today by the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC), reveals Deutsche Telekom has failed to meet key measures of its commitment to human and labour rights laid out by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), which is considered the “gold standard” of corporate responsibility.
“Deutsche Telekom gives itself an A+ on its corporate responsibility but with so many holes in the report, we’d give it a D+,” said UNI General Secretary Philip Jennings.

More from UNI Global Union

Deutsche Telekom is a Global Compact participant since 2000/07/26. The company's report is listed as "Global Compact Advanced" on the Global Compact website, based on unchecked self declarations from the company.